The latest Mets trade rumors hint at Yoenis Cespedes signing with the Nationals. Washington is on a quest for the free agent. It is believed that the Nationals want him to add much need right handed power to the mix.
The Nationals definitely need an experienced player this offseason. The Washington Post has confirmed several Winter meetings that will take place for the Mets trade talks. These will be held at National Harbor’s Gaylord Resort and will be eagerly watched for any new developments.
The only major splash made by the Nationals as per MLB trade rumors is Chris Heisey’s resigning. This is only a yearly contract worth $1.4 million as per reports. The Nationals may not be interested in Ben Revere anymore as earlier assumed.
Instead, Yoenis Cespedes is now a coveted proposition for the team since he is one of the best options available right now. Revere could be non-tendered and resigned at a lowered price by the Nationals. Cespedes will offer necessary right handed vitality and fill up the gap left by Wilson Ramos. He may be a better left field option and Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth can be moved to centre and right field.
Why Cespedes Matters
In spite of missing many games due to injury this year, Cespedes has still notched 31 home runs. He has played 132 games for the New York Mets and achieved 51 walks — his career best tally.
The Nationals offered a $110 million five year contract to Cespedes last winter with the money to be paid throughout a decade. Cespedes chose the three year $75 million offer at the Mets instead. This contract came with an opt-out provision in 2016. He has now successfully executed this clause.
Metro, however, reports that the Mets are also thinking of resigning Cespedes on a more attractive deal. Especially since he has received interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants as well.
Cespedes is expected to opt for a good four year contract which is worth more than $100 million. It now remains to be seen which team finally manages to land him.